Help Orphanage in Dominican Republic

As some of you might know by now we have been able to help an orphanage in Dominican Republic throughout several years now. A few words on the Orphanage: It’s an orphanage on the outskirts of Hermanas Mirabal, the name of the place is Casa Hogar Divino Niño Jesus. It is tended by four nuns and the daily assistance of one nurse who is paid by the health department. Our point of contact is Maria’s (the studio owner) sister and she is a curator for the orphanage. So we are confident that all of contributions go to the right place.

Salcedo-DR-Orphanage

We are so grateful to each student who have taken a part to help the kids in the past. It truly makes us feel blessed to be surrounded by such a kind community. It means a lot to us.

If you would like to be involved we have several options of how you can help:

  • Attend our donation based classes. We dedicate a day and 100% of the profit from classes go to the Orphanage – in any way they need our help. The next date is to be announced.
  • Drop off gently used items: adult’s/children’s clothes, shoes and household items (sheets, blankets, towels). Donations are accepted anytime. You can drop off your items in the bins located at our studio – Maria personally packages and mails the boxes.
  • Monetary donations are graciously accepted and directly benefit the orphanage. These funds are used for food, housing, as well as resource for visiting teachers.

We strongly believe that the most sustainable and important way to hep the kids is to make sure they get a proper education, so they can get a job in the future and make a steady living. To be more specific: they need to learn English and be sufficient at using computers. We are working with one of our students to get a few used laptops for the kids for education purposes, if you have access to used laptops or if you can think of any other ways to help kids with education, please email us your ideas to info@orlandohotyoga.com.




We appreciate every single effort and help to contribute to our cause.

This is a thank you letter along with some pictures from the curator of the Orphanage from last year’s School Supply Drive.

“It’s an orphanage on the outskirts of Hermanas Mirabal, the name of the place is Casa Hogar Divino Niño Jesus. It is tended by four nuns and the daily assistance of one nurse who is paid by the health department. They are helped by two ladies paid by someone from the town and work Monday to Friday from 8am to 2pm and do the cleaning and cooking.

They live in a house that belongs to the church. The school-aged children are picked up daily and taken to the local public school. At this moment they are taking care of 14 children total. 3 babies, 3 teenage girls between 14 and 15 years old, and 8 girls and boys between 3 and 8 years old
This is Eliezer, he is a happy 4 year old who still uses pampers because for some unknown reason they have not been able to train him…he’s afraid of the toilet..sooo still working on that, we sent him some pull ups to see how that goes.
This is Jennifer Teresa, she was received at the end of January after she was abandoned by her mother..she is 15 months old and only weighed 12 pounds upon arrival. After 3 weeks at the orphanage she has already gained weight. She doesn’t walk yet but she’s a happy baby, only needs some loving care
We couldn’t get his name, this was his face our whole visit…couldn’t get a smile out of him…probably just shy around strangers
This is Fatima, she is 15 years old, she is the oldest at the orphanage. She has some special needs. She’s been in the orphanage since she is 6 years old. She is currently in 7th grade
These were the donations we took them on February 9th, 2020.
The young teen in the front is Maria Teresa, she is 14 years old and her 15th birthday will be in June, she is currently in 6th grade.
The little girl on the bottom is Ambar, she is a tornado of energy, she jumps and laughs and is sooo happy.
We also help other groups from churches and communities around us with all the things donated that are for adults.

We would like very much to express our appreciation for all your help.”

On the left Curator of the Orphanage in Dominican Republic

On the left Curator of the Orphanage in Dominican Republic.